Canada gets a “C” and ranks 8th out of 13 countries on the percentage of adults scoring low on adult literacy rate tests. Four out of ten Canadian adults have literacy skills too low to be fully competent in most jobs in our modern economy. Literacy Rate. Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life. Canada literacy rate for was %, a 0% increase from Canada literacy rate for .
Poor reading, writing and numeracy skills in adults make up a literacy gap in Canada with consequences for both democracy and the economy. Experts say the gap is due in part to an abundance of jobs. Among the main findings are the following: (1) 16% of adult Canadians have reading skill limitations that prevent them from facing most of the demands encountered daily; (2) most functionally illiterate Canadians are either persons with limited school attainment or first-generation immigrants; (3) 22% of those surveyed are able to understand simple, well-organized text; and (4) 62% of the 22% of Can Cited by:
Adult Literacy in Canada 48% of adult Canadians have literacy skills that fall below a high school level, which negatively affects their ability to function at work and in their personal lives 17% function at the lowest level, where they may, for example, be unable to read the dosage instructions on a medicine bottle (OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, ). ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. We develop and support the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language. We envision a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities they need to improve their literacy and essential skills.